I’m a fairy tale nut, and movie remakes of any of the classic takes drive me absolutely wild. But this upcoming movie is a completely new spin on Hansel and Gretel. The kids are older, tougher, and out for revenge!
First of all, let’s not ignore the awesome steampunk-ish outfits that Hansel and Gretel are sporting. Frickin’ awesome, and it suggests that the movie will definitely have a darker look than past movies made about the candy-snacking pair. But even more impressive is this movie’s unique lead duo, who are from different ends of the Hollywood spectrum. You have Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner as Hansel, who just released The Bourne Legacy and The Avengers, and is an actor usually associated with tough-guy roles. But directly opposite him is Gemma Arterton, a mostly-B-movie actress who’s probably most recognizable as Io in Clash of the Titans. It’s going to be really interesting to see the chemistry between them!
According to IMDB, this movie is due to come out in January of 2013. But here’s a sneak peek for your viewing pleasure!
[via The Mary Sue]
What do you think about this movie? Does it look like something you’d see?